Glenfarclas Distillery has quite a wide selection of whiskies in their ‘aged range’, and I have tasted everyone, I think! But I have not reviewed any of them. About time, then!
A bit of history about the distillery:
Since 1865 Glenfarclas has been owned and managed by just one family, the Grants of Glenfarclas. On the 8th of June 1865 John Grant acquired the tenancy for the Rechlerich Farm and as part of the transaction purchased the Glenfarclas Distillery for £511.19S.0d. To this day Glenfarclas is one of only a few distilleries in Scotland to remain family owned and managed. Now in the hands of the fifth and sixth generation of the family, the Grants remain committed to the vision of creating the best quality Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, in the traditional Speyside style.
Glenfarclas 21 YO has been matured in Oloroso sherry casks for 21 years and is bottled at 43 ABV. It is available in Norway at NOK 850.
Smooth and lovely sherry notes on the nose. I get apricots, peaches, raisins – and pineapple. Mmm…very smooth on the palate as well. Not too heavy on the sherry notes. I get mostly peaches, and some pineapples. It is quite fresh, actually. Some fudge and white pepper. The finish is a bit oily and nutty – cashew nuts with a hint of salt.
My score: nose 22 / taste 22 / finish 21 / 22 = 87
Thanks, Ivar and Jon!
Image from glenfarclas.com.